BAY CITY - Earlene Faldyn, 78, went to
be with her Lord, beloved husband, and son on Sunday, May 12,
2013. She was born on March 8, 1935 in Sargent, TX to Elmer &
Gloria Martin Smith. Earlene was a most loving mother,
grandmother, and great grandmother, and will be dearly missed.
Victoria Advocate, May 19, 2013
A mountain of a man joined our Lord in Heaven this week.
John Roy Faseler passed away July 7, 2013.
Big John’s height and strength, although mighty, were dwarfed by the size of his kind and gentle heart. From his sweet blue eyes to his broad smile, John Faseler touched the lives of so many.
Born April 25, 1946, to E.J. and Rosemary Faseler, John’s early years were spent at Thompson’s Camp, a Humble Oil Camp, where he began his schooling in a one-room schoolhouse. John’s family moved to Houston and then to Bay City, Texas. Faseler graduated from Bay City High School in 1964 and headed to play college football on a Daryl Royal Scholarship to the University of Texas. Switching to Texas A&I, John met and married the light and love of his life, Barbara Long.
Upon graduating in January of 1969 with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry, John and Barbara headed to San Antonio where John would begin his service in the United States Air Force. After training, John was stationed in Wichita Falls, Texas, at Sheppard Air Force Base, where he went on to earn his Masters of Science Degree in Biology at Midwestern University.
In 1973, when his tour of duty ended, John accepted a position as a science teacher at Brazosport High School. John and Barbara moved with their first two sons to Lake Jackson where they settled down and had their third son.
In the early 1980s John went on to serve as an assistant principal at Lake Jackson Intermediate School, where he was known for his strong but fair disciplinary actions. Students and teachers, alike, respected and admired John Faseler for his honesty, integrity and his ‘good ole country boy’ logic.
John left his beloved LJI to head up Brazosport Independent School District’s Transportation, Maintenance and Food Service Departments as their director. John Loved his time spent in BISD. He loved the students, co-workers, staff and ALL of the people whose jobs it was to maintain and keep everything working in the district.
Although John retired in 2004, he continued to contribute to education as a substitute teacher and as a mentor for beginning teachers in the ACT Program of Houston.
Cooking, fishing, vacationing and visiting with friends and co-workers brought much joy to John’s life. But John Faseler’s greatest joys came from laughing and spending time with his three boys and their families.
John Faseler was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Lake Jackson. Faseler was a member of the Texas Association of Secondary School Administrators, on the advisory board of CAP (Community Awareness Program), a longtime member of the Gulf Coast Chapter of Football Association and a proud member of the Brazosport Retired Teachers’ Association.
John Faseler is preceded in death by his parents, E.J. and Rosemary Yates Faseler; and his brother, Jeffrey Charles Faseler; by his mother and father-in-law, John and Lucy Long; and sister-in-law Pam Long.
John is survived by his wife Barbara; sons John Faseler, Jr. (Mary) of Austin, Keith Faseler (Jacquelyn) of Pearland and Bradley Faseler of Bellaire; and seven spirited and beautiful grandchildren, Madeline, Avery, Julia, Brent, Jamie, Tyler and Camden. He is also survived by his brother Dr. Robert Faseler (Delaine) of Port Neches.
A celebration of John’s life, with light refreshments, was held Friday July 12, 2013 at 11:30 am, at the First United Methodist Church in Lake Jackson. Services followed at 1 p.m. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 13, at Pebble Grove Cemetery near Cameron, Texas. Following the service, a meal was served at John’s farmhouse.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Stanley Appel and staff, to the Methodist Hospital Neurological Institute, to Dr. Michael E. DeBakey Veterans’ Medical Center, the caregivers of Help, Inc., and Texas Home Health.
The family requests donations may be made in memory of John Roy Faseler, to MDA-ALS Research Fund of the Methodist Neurological Institute, 6500 Fannin, Suite 802, Houston, Texas 77030.
Arrangements were under the direction of Restwood Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Clute, Texas (979) 297-2121.
Bay City Tribune, July 14, 2013
Lawrence W. Feldhousen of the Francitas community died while sitting in his car on a downtown El Campo parking lot last Saturday, March 6.
He was born in Palmar, Kansas on September 2, 1900 and was 70. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in Triska Chapel here.
Burial was in Hawley Cemetery at Blessing. Pallbearers were Marion and Charles Stancliff, Louis Capak, Edwin Gangl, Rod Whorton and Carl Walleck.
Mr. Feldhousen is survived by his wife, Josephine of Francitas; a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Jacek of Hollywood, Kansas; three sons, Elmer L. of Houston; Leonard of Burlington, Colorado; and Lawrence Jr. of Francitas; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild; and one brother, Frank, of Palmar, Kansas.
Six surviving sisters are Mrs. Unice Carver, Mrs. Orphia Feldhousen, Mrs. Vera Ott, all of Palmar, Kansas; and Mrs. Clara Bell Goffelt of Superior, Nebraska and Mrs. Inez Frederick of California and Moyne Petersen of Marysville, Kansas.
El Campo newspaper?, March 1971
Juan Fernandez, 63, of Bay City passed away December 26, 2012. He was born June 24, 1949 in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico to the late Jose Fernandez and Eva Hernandez Fernandez.
He is survived by his wife Maria Guadalupe Fernandez; daughters Reyna F. Ramirez and Zulema F. Vasquez; sons Juan Fernandez, Jr., Noe Fernandez and Saul Fernandez; sisters Ester Fernandez and Maria Fernandez; brothers Alfonso, Fernando, Ismael, Pedro, Sergio and Jose Franscio Fernandez; grandchildren Zoey Louise Vasquez, Austin & Angelina Fernandez, Santiago Ramirez, Ricardo Ramirez, Samuel Ramirez, Brittany Ramirez, Savannah Fernandez, Sierra Fernandez, Noe Fernandez, Jr., Juan Fernandez III, Jacob Fernandez & Jaylan Fernandez.
A prayer service will be 6:00 PM Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Rose of Sharon Pentecostal Church. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Juan Fernandez, Jr., Noe Fernandez, Saul Fernandez, Fernando Fernandez, Ismael Fernandez, Pedro Fernandez, Juan Fernandez III & Noe Fernandez, Jr.
Bay City Tribune,
January 2, 2013
[Matagorda County, Texas] - Sulema Rocha Ferretiz, 46, of Palacios,
died Wednesday, March 26, 2003.
Funeral services for the Rev. Ernest S. Fields, 80, of Cedar Lane
will be Saturday July 8, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Missionary
Baptist Church in Cedar Lane with the Rev. S. Staten officiating and
Moderator, the Rev. A. S. Johnson, messenger. Burial will be in
Shiloh Cemetery in Cedar Lane. He died July 1, 2000 at Matagorda
General Hospital in Bay City.
Fields, 54, of Mason, TX died June 23, 2001 at Baylor Medical Center
in Dallas, TX. He was born October 27, 1946 in Port Arthur, TX to
Paul and Edna Parker Fields. He was a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Mason, a resident of Mason the past 10 years,
and a former resident of Harper, Ingram, Kerrville and Hunt, TX.
Paul graduated from Sam Houston State College with a degree in
Criminal Justice. He served as Sheriff of Kerr Co. for seven years.
The past 5 years he has been with the Hays Consolidated I.S.D. in
Kyle, TX as a teacher and coach.
Funeral services for Claire Joy Luther Findley, 75, of Tilden, Tx. were held Aug. 22, 2005 at First United Methodist Church in Palacios. Interment was at Palacios Cemetery.
Mrs. Findley was born on Jan. 29, 1930 to the late Elsie and Charles Luther. She died Aug. 17, 2005 in Tilden.
Following the death of her parents, she took over operation of the Luther Hotel in Palacios.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Findley, of Tilden; daughter Louise Dilworth Davis and husband Tom of San Antonio; four grandchildren in San Antonio; brother Charles Luther and wife Donna Rose of Katy, Tx.; aunt Marian Callaway Perkins and husband Sam of San Marino, CA.; and well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Colwell Dilworth; and sons James Colwell Dilworth and Randolph Mason Dilworth.
Arrangements were with Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton, Tx. Anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at hurleyfuneralhome.com.
August 24, 2005
MARKHAM - Diana R. Fisher, 57, of Markham, passed away July 1,
2013, in Houston.
Published in the Victoria Advocate on July 05, 2013
Robert J. Fletcher,
91, of Palacios, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009. He was born
July 28, 1917, in Beaumont, to the late John Albert Fletcher and
Marie Theriot Fletcher.
May 15 or 16, 2009
Carlitos Flores, 19, of Bay City passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013. He was born January 16, 1994 in Bay City to Javier & Maria Guadalupe Murillo Flores. Carlitos is a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and a Pipefitter.
He is survived by his parents: Javier & Maria Flores; son: Zayden Alexander Flores; sister: Zoyla Flores; and 3 brothers: Genaro, Francisco, and Carmelito Flores.
A rosary will be held 6:30 PM Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. A mass will be held 10:00 AM Monday, June 24, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Msgr. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.
Eulalio P. Flores, affectionately known as Lalo or Mr. Flores, 82, of Palacios passed away November 28, 2012. He was born February 12, 1930 in Olivia, TX to the late Juan Flores & Franceska Perez Flores. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Palacios VFW Post 2467. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the 25 Year Club at Alcoa and coached the Thunderbirds Little League team for many years.
He is survived by his wife Angelina A. Flores of Palacios; daughters Yolanda Martinez & husband Mickey of Clute, Lilly Perez of Pflugerville and Linda Cochrane & husband Thomas of Bay City; sons Eulalio Flores, Jr. & wife Nadine of Baytown, Adrian Flores & wife Autumn of La Porte and Jeremy Flores of Clear Lake; 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. One son, Andy “Angel” Flores, 3 brothers and 1 sister all preceded him in death.
A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Friday at the Palacios Funeral Home. Mass will be 10:00 AM Saturday, December 1, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Rev. Bryan Heyer officiating. Interment will follow at Palacios Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gabriel Martinez, Jared Rocha, Joseph Rocha, Drew Flores, Taylor Cochrane and Stanley Temple. Memorials may be made to the Palacios VFW Post 2467 or the Knights of Columbus.
Published in the Victoria Advocate on November
PALACIOS - Marta Riojas Flores, 41, of Palacios passed away
Saturday, December 15, 2012. Marta was born on January 13, 1971 in
Mexico to Rebecca Flores Riojas and the late Olivio Riojas.
Published in the Victoria Advocate, December 19, 2012
PALACIOS - Mary
L. Flores, 72, of Palacios, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004.
81, of Palacios died Thursday, April 25, 2001, in Victoria, Texas.
Funeral services for Darren Floyd, 24, of Cedar Lake, will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday, September 29, 2007, at Bethlehem Christian Church, Cedar Lake, with the Rev. K. W. Bree, eulogist.
Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery.
Guest register visitation will be from 2 until 5:30 p. m. Friday, at the funeral home chapel, and from 6 until 8 p. m. at New Church, 600 Matthew Street, in Bay City.
He was born November 10, 1982 to Andrew Floyd and Wanda Woodard Floyd, and passed away September 22, 2007, in Brazoria County, Texas, as a result of an auto accident.
He was a 2001 graduate of Van Vleck High School.
Survivors include: his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Andrew H. Floyd of Cedar Lake.
Also: grandparents, Luberta Brown of Cedar Lake, and the Rev. A. R. Floyd of Pledger; a host of aunts, uncles and an enormous host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home, Bay City, Texas.
Bay City Tribune, September 26,
James R. Fortenberry,
42, died Sunday, October 8, 2000 in Houston, Texas. He was born July
8, 1958 in Bay City to the late James Idle and Pauline Stansell
Fortenberry. He is survived by his wife, Mary Wisdom Fortenberry of
El Dorado Estate; sons, Clint Allen and Kirk David Fortenberry both
of El Dorado Estate; sisters and brothers-in-law, Hazel and Kenneth
Bass of West Columbia, Dorothy and Bob Wakefield of Bay City, Anita
Stansell also of Bay City, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nila Louise Fraley, 77, of Bay City, TX was born on December 28,
1925, in Akron, Ohio to James and Rita Ervin and she passed away on
March 1, 2003 in Bay City, TX.
Sarah Zepeda Franco, 80, of Bay City passed away November 10, 2012. She was born October 15, 1932 in Bay City, TX to the late Guadalupe Zepeda and Lena Blanco Zepeda. She and her husband owned and operated Franco’s Restaurant and other businesses for many years.
Her husband Raul Franco, Sr. and son Raul Franco, Jr. both preceded her in death. Survivors include daughters Rachel Solis & husband Ruben of Richwood, TX, Ruth Franco of Bay City, Rebecca Ortiz & husband Manuel of Bay City, Ruby Franco of Bay City, Sylvia Bartley & husband Gary of Brazoria and Marty DeCarlos & husband Jose of Sweeny; sisters Martha Lopez of Bay City & Ruth Orasco of Corpus Christi; brothers Paul Zepeda of Houston & Isaac Zepeda of Bay City; grandchildren Felecia Neubig, Jason Reams, Jonathan Rodgers, Michael Ortiz, John Rafael Sanchez, Elias Sanchez, Jr., Richard Cortinas, Jr., Raul Franco III, Sean Franco, Crystal Martin, Sylvia Teeple, Manuel Sosa, Anthony Paul Sosa & Andrew Sosa and numerous great grandchildren.
A rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Mass will be 10:00 AM Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Gerry Cernoch officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nick Stillwell, Robert Thompson, Stephen Baker, Jonathan Rodgers, Jason Reams & Michael Ortiz. Honorary pallbearers will be Ruben Solis, Manuel Ortiz, John Sanchez, Jordan Cantu, Sonny Ware, Matt Lawhon, Gary Mathis & Elias Sanchez, Jr.
for George C. Frangullie, Sr., 86, of Palacios, were held Sept. 3,
2002 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Dwomoh
Funeral services for Baby Kyrn Frank will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013 in the chapel of Green’s Mortuary. Dr. T. L Richardson will be officiating.
Burial will be at the Williams’. Baby Kyrn was born January 11, 2013 in Houston, Texas and died March 7, 2013 to Francis Frank, Jr. and Alexia Knowles of Bay City, Texas.
Bay City Tribune, March 15, 2013
Jane Franks was born April 17, 1918 in Agosta, Ohio to Frank A. and Mae Horton Young Reynolds. She passed away peacefully at Matagorda Regional Medical Center on October 1, 2012 at 94 years of age. Her family was with her.
Jane was preceded in death by: husband, Leon Franks; infant son, Wayne Lee Franks; brother, Giles Reynolds; her parents; and great-granddaughter, Jolee Elizabeth Baca.
She is survived by: children, Susan and Lee Edward Baca, Hugh and Eileen Franks; brother and wife, Dean and Mary Ellen Reynolds; grandchildren, Anita Lynn Franks, Steven and Lori Baca, Daniel and Paige Franks and Jason and Janelle Baca. Jane was also blessed to have many dear nieces and nephews as well as close and caring friends.
During her lifetime, Jane and Leon were avid square dancers and also traveled to Colorado whenever they could. She was an accomplished seamstress and in her early 80s decided to learn the art of quilting. She made beautiful quilts for all her family.
After she moved from San Antonio to Bay City in 1984, she made many good friends and had lots of happy memoires of good times with them. She moved into the Legacy Assisted Living Center in 2005 and had eight happy years there, and we would like to thank the entire staff at the Legacy for making these years comfortable for her.
A special thanks to Gaylynn, Latresha, Rachel and Mabel for their extra care these past two months. The family would also like to thank Dr. Amy Keffer who has been a good friend as well as her doctor during these past years.
No funeral service is planned as she wished to have her remains taken to Colorado where Leon’s were taken.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Legacy Assisted Living Center Activity Fund, 720 12th St., Bay City, TX 77414 or in her memory to the charity of your choice.
City Tribune, October 7, 2012
Frankson, 82, of Palacios, Carancahua Community, died August 22,
HALLETTSVILLE - Marilyn Y. Freeman, 64, of
Hallettsville, passed away Oct. 22, 2012. She was born on April 30,
1948 to W. F. & Leila Williams Ballinger in Houston.
Victoria Advocate on October 25, 2012
Jay T. Frick was born on November 2, 1923 to Alfred August and Dessie Mae Maxwell Frick in Midfield, Matagorda County, Texas. He passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 at the age of 89. He was preceded in death by his sister Susie Hiltpold and brother D. A. Frick.
Jay attended school in College Port and completed his high school years in Markham. He then attended trade school in Victoria where he learned to weld. Jay loved sports and excelled in football, basketball, and track.
The Frick family was all involved in farming. Jay took this family tradition to a successful level. He was named “Outstanding Rice Farmer of Matagorda County” in 1969. He also received an award for soil and water conservation.
Jay was drafted and was one of the first deployed to Korea to make preparations for the latter arrival of the U. S. Armed Forces. After his discharge he returned home and married his long time sweetheart, Lorene Anna Hahn, on February 26, 1947.
Jay is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lorene; two daughters Anna Jay Hurta and husband Bill and Gail Lynn Saathoff and husband Mike. He has four grandchildren Bruce Hurta and wife Crystal, Bryan Hurta, Lance Saathoff and wife Meredith and Gretchen Saathoff. He also has four great grandchildren Katelyn, Bryce, Brock, and Brooklyn and one on the way.
Funeral services were 2:00 PM Friday, April 5, 2013 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. David Dunaway and Rev. Tom Morgan officiating. Interment was at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. Pallbearers were Danny Shindler, Percy Carroll, LeRoy Bieri, Bruce Hurta, Bryan Hurta and Lance Saathoff. Honorary pallbearers were Gretchen Saathoff, Katelyn Hurta, Bryce Hurta, Brock Hurta and Brooklyn Saathoff.
Mark Stephen Friede, 52, of Houston, Texas passed away May 31, 2013. He was born on March 9, 1961 in Panama City, Florida.
He was known for his wonderful sense of humor, love for fishing, music, art, and entertaining others. He was dedicated to his work and in his spare time was an avid fisherman and loved to spend time with his family.
Mark was preceded in death by: his father, Marvin Jerome Friede; grandparents and brother-in-law
He is survived by: his mother, Audrey H. Friede; brothers, Glen and Cliff Friede and their families; sisters, Debbie Friede and Barbara Acuna and their families; many nieces, nephews, and lots of wonderful friends.
Mark went peacefully in his sleep and is no longer suffering.
In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to Houston Hospice or to the ASPCA.
Bay City Tribune,
June 5, 2013
Norma Angeline Fritzsching was born September 13, 1920 in Bay City, Texas to the late Shepard Sidney Cleveland and Norma B. McCain Cleveland.
Norma passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Bay City.
Her husband Ernest Robert Fritzsching preceded her in death.
Survivors include: three sons, Ernest F. Fritzsching of Houston, Jerry Fritzsching and wife Jan of Bay City and Andy Fritzsching of Matagorda; and by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services were held at Matagorda Cemetery.
Bay City Tribune, March 19, 2013
Funeral services for Leigh Anne Frontz, 14, of Bay City, were scheduled for 2 p. m. today at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Bay City. Burial to follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.
A resident of Bay City, she attended Bay City High School and is a former member of the swim team, student council and Bay City Gymnastics Team.
Survivors include her parents, Bill and Jeanette Frontz of Bay City; maternal grandparents Jerry and Mildred Babik of Bay City; paternal grandparents, Bill and Sally Frontz of Bay City; and brother, William Wesley Frontz of Bay City.
Pallbearers included Frank Miska, Daniel Babik, Randy Frontz, Del Sears, Scott Sears and Keith Brangan.
Honorary pallbearers included David Anders, Kevin Kerzee, Bobby Hanson, Brandon Osborne, Robert Button and Jason Suchomel.
Arrangements are with Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Bay City.
The Daily Tribune,
William Wesley “Wes” Frontz, 18, of Bay City, died March 16, 1996 at Hermann Hospital in Houston.
Wes was born March 9, 1978 in Bay City to William W. and Jeanette Babik Frontz. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, a Senior at Bay City High School where he was a member of Bay City High School Varsity Football team the past three years and also a member of the Interact Club, and a life long resident of Bay City.
A Rosary was recited 7 p. m. Monday, March 18, 1996, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with a Funeral Mass 4 p. m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Joe Gietl and Msgr. James C. Brunner officiating.
Pallbearers will be Randy Frontz, Frank Miska, Del Sears, Scott Sears, Daniel Babik, Jeremy Miska, Garrett Miska, Stuart Babik, and Matthew Frontz.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Nick Frontz, Robert Davis, Darreyl Chambers, Dirk Griffith, Shane Hahn, Les Magee, Robbie Reed, Rick Reed, Ryan Peterson, Chris Sullivan, Clark Miller, Julio Castillo, Shaw Ottis, David Tanguma, Chad Briggs, and all his friends of B. C Srs 96.
Survivors include: Parents William W. & Jeanette Frontz of Bay City, Maternal Grandparents Jerry & Mildred Babik of Bay City, Paternal Grandmother Sally Frontz of Bay City, Paternal Grandfather William E. Frontz of Palacios, Aunts and Uncles Linda and Frank Miska of West Columbia, Chris and Del Sears of San Saba, TX, Randy and Linda Frontz of Bay City and Daniel and Carol Babik of Conroe, TX.
Wes was preceded in death by his sister Leigh Ann Frontz April 14, 1990.
The Family requests that donations be made to the Perpetual Memorial Fund in Memory of Leigh Anne & Wes Frontz at the Victoria Bank & Trust, P. O. Box 2360, Bay City, TX 77404-2360.
Arrangements are by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
March 19, 1996
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